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Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

B&H # NIFS82EDSEP Mfr # 8332
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Product Highlights
  • 25-75x Zoom Eyepiece
  • Waterproof & Fogproof

The straight view Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope is Nikon's flagship model for serious birders. This high-quality scope is easy to handle and is fully water and fogproof. Extra-low dispersion glass gives nearly perfect color focus upon a single plane, and with contrasty, intricate or glare-filled situations you can genuinely observe the difference.

Besides for making it easier to initially locate the subject, its straight viewing design also results in it being a bit shorter and lighter, and less expensive to manufacture. In addition, the Nikon 82 ED Fieldscope arrives to you with the Vue-Thru case. The included Nikon MC Series Zoom Eyepiece offers a long zoom range of 25-75x, which is the longest in the Nikon range of eyepieces.

Crisp fully multicoated optics with anomalous low-dispersion elements
Retractable hood with sightline
Expansive eyepiece line to suit every need
Broad, ribbed focusing dial wraps around the entire scope
Rotating tripod collar has detented click stops every 90°
All of Nikon's spotting scope line is backed up by the "No-Fault" lifetime warranty. Regardless of what happens to your scope-even of your own negligence-Nikon will repair or replace (at their option) your scope for just $10 plus the return shipping costs.
Magnification 25-75x
Objective Lens Diameter 82mm
Angle of View 1.6° @ 25x (unspecified otherwise)
Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds) 84' (28 m at 1000 m) @ 25x (unspecified otherwise)
Minimum Focus Distance 20' (6 m)
Exit Pupil Diameter 25x: 3.3mm
75x: 1.1mm
Eye Relief 14mm
Relative Brightness 25x: 10.8
75x: 1.2
Twilight Factor 25x: 45
75x: 78
Weatherproofing Waterproof and fog-free with O-ring seals and nitrogen gas
Dimensions 15.4 x 4.5" (391 x 114mm) WxH [w/o eyepiece]
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)
  • Push-On Objective Cap
  • Push-On Rear Scope Cap
  • Push-On Front & Rear Eyepiece Caps
  • Vue-Thru Padded Case
  • 25-Year Limited Warranty
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    NikonFieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit
     
    4.9

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Bright eyepiece (16)
    • Strong magnification (15)
    • Sensitivity controls (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bright conditions (9)
      • Shooting (9)
      • Low visibility (7)
      • Astronomy (3)
      • Birding (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid adventurer (8), Casual/ recreational (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 16 customers

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      5.0

      Nikon and B&H a top quality combinqtion

      By ferrug

      from Bay Area

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright Eyepiece
      • Strong Magnification

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bright Conditions
        • Low Visibility
        • Shooting

        Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

        I already knew that the Nikon scope would be awesome. The best optics for the price, hands down! But wait there's more: B&H had the lowest price anywhere plus free shipping and a free gift to boot!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Best optics I've owned.

        By RiBiT

        from Toronto, ON

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Eyepiece
        • Clear optics
        • Strong Magnification

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting

          Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

          (And most expensive ;-) )
          Absolutely clear, as far as I can see with the naked eye, all the way out to 75x magnification. I've never had a scope that did that. There would always be a significant deterioration of the quality of the image as the magnification increased, even with a stock eyepiece. No chromatic aberation of fuzzyness here.

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          5.0

          Fieldscope 82MM

          By Clarkie

          from Sanbornville NH.

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Eyepiece
          • Sensitivity Controls
          • Strong Magnification

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

              Basically it will be used at our national parks. The quality of the optics are Nikons best. I also will use the camera adapter, the quality will support it.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Holy cow! Totally impressed!

              By rayclimbski

              from Spokane, WA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright Eyepiece
              • Easy to use
              • Perfect Optics
              • Strong Magnification

              Cons

              • Good Tripod A Must
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Bright Conditions
              • Low Visibility

              Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

              Have view lot with 270 degrees of view. Game,birds,vistas all have new clarity.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Birder Nirvana

              By Charlie in Riegelsville

              from Riegelsville, PA Upper Bucks County

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright Eyepiece
              • Sensitivity Controls
              • Strong Magnification

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Birding
                • Security
                • Shooting

                Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                Spectacular spotting scope. Sharp, easy to use, excellent accessories. Use with D600 and adapter. Sturdy tripod recommended.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Amazing scope

                By sawwhet

                from Tacoma WA

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Pros

                • Bright Eyepiece
                • Strong Magnification

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Birding
                  • Digiscoping
                  • Low Visibility

                  Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                  Used for birding, and also digiscoping...the glass is superb...really sturdy. Had my last Nikon scope for over 20 years, and it works great, but I wanted an upgrade...

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Above my expectations

                  By Captainairbus

                  from Istanbul, Turkey

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Bright Eyepiece
                  • Sensitivity Controls
                  • Strong Magnification

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bright Conditions

                    Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                    I use for bird watching, ship spotting and very good also for moon watching,
                    Easy to use and possible to connect Nikon DSLR bodies with attachment FSA-L1.
                    I recommend it.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    very good stuf

                    By rodrigo

                    from são Paulo,Brazil

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Bright Eyepiece
                    • Sensitivity Controls
                    • Strong Magnification

                    Cons

                    • Price

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting

                    Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                    good lens quality,good cover, easy to use

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very good, the best

                    By Narvaes

                    from São Paulo,Brasil

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Bright Eyepiece
                    • Sensitivity Controls
                    • Strong Magnification

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting

                      Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                      Very nice, good for shotting

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                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I'm sold - Fantastic scope

                      By Barticus Rex

                      from Huntsville, AL

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Bright Eyepiece
                      • Get 'er done
                      • Sensitivity Controls
                      • Strong Magnification

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Astronomy
                        • Bright Conditions
                        • Low Visibility
                        • Security
                        • Shooting

                        Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                        We've all read the reviews for this scope and my experience mirrors what others have said. Steller optics but the focus ring could be less sensitive and wah wah wah. However, the focus ring is fast and accurate which dictates that I refrain from whining about it. So let's get down to business.....where I'm at is eyepieces.

                        The 25-75 zoom eyepiece is decent, but as all zoom eyepieces must....the field of view is limited by the max 75x zoom factor and we pay the price even at reduced magnification in terms of narrow field of view. I have ordered a fixed 30x and 75x eyepiece for my ED82 and until they show up I'm using the very excellent zoom eyepiece that came with my ED50. The 25 - fifty-something-another (on an 82ED) is giving me my best views with a pleasing field of view, depth of field, and razor sharp clarity. I suspect this lens of being superior to the nominal production run variant, but then I've been wrong about that sort of thing before. So in summary....

                        Get this scope. Then get an ED50. Use the ocular that comes with your ED50 on your ED82 until your fixed mag eyepieces with the wide field of view show up. That's my recipe for studying nature and stars.

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                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By BVermillion

                        from Highlands, TX

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Bright Eyepiece
                        • Sensitivity Controls
                        • Strong Magnification

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Astronomy
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Bright Conditions
                          • Low Visibility
                          • Spotting gametargets

                          Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                          A fantastic spotting scope! This gives a nice bright picture, good edge-to-edge sharpness and little to no CA. I have tested it with my D300 for digiscoping and it seems to work wonderfully for that as well. The only thing worth mentioning on that is, if you have a large, heavy camera like the D300 w/battery grip or D3/x then you will need a very strong head to hold this properly. I have a Bogen 488RC2 and this combo is just too much for it, I will need to upgrade to hold it steady.

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                          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          I would buy this product again.

                          By aliriza

                          from Turkey

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Bright Eyepiece
                          • Sensitivity Controls
                          • Strong Magnification

                          Cons

                          • Long Cooldown/Warmup

                          Best Uses

                          • Bright Conditions

                          Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                          I use this product for outdoor activities.

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Made My Day!!

                          By Littlegeo

                          from Harleysville,PA

                          About Me Avid Adventurer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Bright Eyepiece
                          • Sensitivity Controls
                          • Strong Magnification

                          Cons

                          • Stronger tripod

                          Best Uses

                          • Birding
                          • Bright Conditions
                          • Shooting

                          Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                          I also bought the digscope connection for my d300 now i'm taking the pics i want.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          x75 is really amazing

                          By Raphael

                          from London

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Bright Eyepiece
                          • Strong Magnification

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bright Conditions
                            • Shooting

                            Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                            I was so suprised by the clarity of the image when I tried first the fieldscope.
                            The pictures are really great with the SLR adaptor.
                            Huge recommendation.
                            No need to buy any other eye piece the one included is perfect.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            one of the best

                            By udi

                            from from the holy land

                            About Me Avid Adventurer

                            Pros

                            • Bright Eyepiece
                            • Sensitivity Controls
                            • Strong Magnification

                            Cons

                            • Long Cooldown/Warmup

                            Best Uses

                            • Bright Conditions
                            • Low Visibility

                            Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                            it is easy to use and he is light
                            and he sharp as i never see sharpnes like that in any other spoting scope
                            it is highly recomended
                            no flare no ca

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                            (23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Top Quality Optics

                            By Ozarktroutfisher

                            from Hot Springs, AR

                            About Me Avid Adventurer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Bright Eyepiece
                            • Flat field of view

                            Cons

                            • Focus zoom ratio high

                            Best Uses

                            • Birdwatching
                            • Low Visibility
                            • Shooting

                            Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                            First off I'm a beginning scope user but have a fairly high degree of experience with optics. Price wise this scope would probably be considered upper middle-class, but performance wise it is definitely upper-class. I'm very happy with the almost perfectly flat field it produces. Images are crisp from the center to the edge so you don't have to hunt with your eye to find that sweet spot in the middle. The contrast is very high and the color fidelity is incredible. I'm able to discern colors on birds that I simply have never seen before. A cliché I know, but the image really pops out at you.

                            I've taken it out at dusk just to play with it and, as you'd expect from upper end optics, it really pulls the light in and you're able to see much better than with the naked eye at lower magnifications. Of course the upper magnifications are more dim due to the smaller exit pupil but that's a matter of physics that ALL optics are constrained to. It compares very favorably with my Nikon Premier LX 8 x 42 binos which are considered by many to be as good, or better, than anything out there.

                            My only small complaint, and I've read it in other reviews, is that very tiny movements of the focus ring make major adjustments in focus. I've read from many that you get used to this and I'm sure that I will as well. No doubt it's nice when you go from far to near, or vice versa, as you don't have to twist very much. I really do like the fact that it focuses similar to an SLR lens as opposed to the little top mounted wheel that many other scopes use. This is much more intuitive and I like leaving my hand on the scope body anyway to track things. I use it mounted on a ballhead which makes it much easier to move rapidly to track birds and such.

                            I did look through a Swarovski at a dealer, but was unable to do a side by side comparison with this Nikon; so I'm unable to give a "this is the best scope out there" comment. But I do believe that it is unbeatable in it's price range. The optics are simply stunning.

                            I own a Nikon 300mm f2.8 AF-S II and a Nikon 70-200 VR f2.8 and this is a similar type experience. Those of you that are used to pro oriented glass will not be disappointed.

                            Oh yeah,,, the lime green is a little ugly, but maybe I can find a camo neoprene wrap for it.

                            Now to buy the FSA-L1 SLR attachment and I'll have a 1500mm f13 lens that can be used with center and spot metering in Aperture priority mode. Now that's a telephoto!!

                              • Similar:
                              • Nikon Premier LX 8x42 Binoculars, Pro grade Nikon photo gear

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